Empire Steel & Iron Co. Plants and Mines, 1899 book

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  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2011
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Description of Plants and Mines

With Illustrations

New York, October, 1899.

The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Empire Steel and Iron Company was incorporated in April, 1899. The purpose of the organization was to make foundry, Bessemer, basic and forge pig iron. It had 13 furnaces, of these, nine were in Pennsylvania, one in New Jersey, two in Virginia and one in North Carolina.

President: Leonard Peckitt of Catasauqua, Pa., for many years Pres. of the Crane Iron Works.

Vice-President: Walter Kennedy of Pittsburgh.

General Manager and Treasurer: W. L. Sims, for many years Sec. and Treas. of the Sloss Iron & Steel Co. of Birmingham, Alabama.

Secretary: Glen Wright of New York.

Executive committee: Archer Brown of Rogers, Brown & Co.; E. R. Chapman of Moore & Schley; and W. L. Sims.

Illustrations include:

Empire Building, Broadway and Rector Street, NY Oxford Rolling Mill, Machine Shop and Foundry Historic Mansion, Oxford, New Jersey, “157 years old” Oxford, NJ, The New Furnace Oxford Views: Grist Mill, Office and Store, Old Charcoal Furnace, 1742 Mount Hope, New Jersey, Magnetic Ore Mines Views of Mt. Hope Mining Property – Mansion, Stables and Office Building, Elizabeth Mines Lehigh Canal and General View of Crane Iron Works (this page is torn close to inside edge away from illustration) Crane Iron Works-Catasauqua, Pennsylvania A Pair of the Crane Blowing Engines Waiting for the cast- Crane Iron Works Topton Furnace, Topton, PA Henry Clay Furnace, Reading, PA – General view Nittany Furnace, Bellefonte, PA Valentine Furnace, Bellefonte, PA Weighing the Nittany Iron Nittany Furnace Macungie Furnace, Macungie, PA Victoria Furnace, Goshen, VA Victoria Furnace views Huddleston Mine – Ore washer at McDowell Huddleston Mine, Potts Valley, Virginia, showing incline Shenandoah Furnace, Shenandoah, Virginia Greensboro, N.C. Furnace, general view

If you would like to see one of the illustrations listed above that I have not included in this listing, please let me know. Ebay will only let us add 12 photos to each listing!


Book size: approx. 12” X 10-1/4”, about 27 pages (illustrations printed on one side of page, text pages printed on both sides).

23 black and white illustrations / plates. Six pages of text.

Condition: Wear, stains and fraying to cover and spine. Front free endpaper is missing. Title page is intact. First page after title page has a 2-1/4” tear. Another page has a large tear where it meets the binding. Back free endpaper is tattered. Pages are yellowed from age and have some smudges. The illustrations are in good condition over all. Previous owners name (Edwin Oldt) written on title page in pencil.